Senator Rand Paul declared Wednesday that Joe Biden has been "caught red handed" abusing surveillance powers to go after a political opponent.
Paul was recating to the news that Joe Biden is on the list of Obama officials who potentially received intelligence by way of unmasking requests against Mike Flynn, President Trump's former national security advisor.
"Remember we went through this thing called impeachment?" Senator Paul stated at a briefing.
"They said President Trump was using the govt to go after a political opponent? This is VP Biden using the spying powers of the US to go after a political opponent." Paul declared, adding "He's caught red-handed here."
"How unusual is this that the entire upper echelon — individually it wasn't just one request for this, there were dozens of requests. Almost everyone in President Obama's top circle wanted to see this and wanted to listen to this conversation." Paul noted, responding to a question about criminal proceedings being pursued.
"This isn't about national security, this is about eavesdropping on your opponent and eavesdropping on the new president's top advisor. This is very, very troubling." Paul continued.